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Author: Greg Mattson, Excellent Romantic Vacations Editor

By Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Nov 17, 2022


Hapuna Beach, Big Island of HawaiiCouple on Hapuna Beach, on the Island of Hawaii.

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Whether you've vacationed in Hawaii once or 10 times, there are always new destinations, hotels, beaches and romantic spots waiting to be discovered...

  • When is the Best Time to Vacation or Honeymoon in Hawaii? Just about anytime! December to March will be a little more crowded, pricier and hotter. The weather is fine year-round, but spring and fall give you the best balance of everything. As usual, school holiday periods like Christmas & Easter mean more crowds and kids around the pool.

Our Top 3 Romantic Hawaii Vacation Spots

Romantic Hawaii
  • Kauai's North Shore - with one of the most dramatic coastlines in the world, Kauai is, in our opinion, Hawaii's most romantic place to holiday. The resorts around Princeville and Hanalei Bay are laid back, there's not much traffic on the roads, and the beaches, coastline and scenery are 100% f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c!
  • Lahaina, Maui - the western side of Maui has a great mix of excellent beaches, romantic restaurants (including the Old Lahaina Luau), activities on & off the water for couples, and quiet places to enjoy the great sunsets.
  • Big Island of Hawaii - some of the darkest night skies in the world provide the perfect setting for a honeymoon or romantic trip to the biggest of Hawaii's islands. Natural attractions like Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Mauna Kea make the Big Island an ideal vacation or honeymoon choice.

3 romantic boutique hotels in hawaii

vive hotel waikiki

Vive Hotel Waikiki Continental BreakfastVive Hotel Breakfast ©TripAdvisor
Vive Hotel Waikiki Romantic RoomVive Hotel Room ©TripAdvisor
  • Vive Hotel Waikiki - Lots of reasons why this small Waikiki hotel is the perfect fit for a budget-friendly romantic Oahu getaway: cozy & clean rooms with beach and mountain views, Wi-Fi, robes, complimentary continental breakfast, free beach gear rentals, and you're 2 minutes walk away from the beach, as well as a plethora of shops and restaurants. 2022 ERV Rating*: 90% - Excellent. (2426 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu HI 808-687-2000)

Ko`a Kea Resort Poipu Beach kauai

Koa Kea Beach Resort Bath Soaker TubKo'a Kea Deep Soaking Tub ©TripAdvisor
Koa Kea Resort Pool at Sunset inKauaiPool at the Ko'a Kea Resort
  • Ko`a Kea Resort Poipu Beach - Superb, sunny Poipu Beach is the home of this small boutique-style resort, a quiet and relaxing getaway for 2 on Kauai's south shore. The resort is a short walk from the beach, and you're going to love the suites with walk-in showers, soaker tubs, and the resort's Tiki pool, Whirlpool and pool bar. There's some nice amenities too like plush robes, flip flops, Nespresso® coffee machines, and private lanai's with palms swaying in the ocean breeze. 2022 ERV Rating*: 92% - Excellent. (2251 Poipu Rd, Koloa HI 844-236-3817)

paia inn

Paia Inn Maui SignPai Inn, Maui
Paia Inn Maui RoomRoom at the Paia Inn, Maui
  • Paia Inn - For a romantic Maui escape, check out this small rustic inn located in the heart of Paia, a, attractive beach town on Maui's North Coast. Rooms are done in Bali-themed decor, and come with luxury bedding and A/C. Out the front door, it's easy to explore Paia's shops, galleries and cafes, or access the inn's small private beach just a short walk away. 2022 ERV Rating*: 94% - Excellent. (93 Hana Highway, Paia HI 808-579-6000) 
  • Romantic Hawaii Hotel Hot Tub Suites - looking to book a hot tub suite in Hawaii? Here's our reviews of honeymoon suites with whirlpool tubs in Waikiki & Oahu, Maui, the Big Island & more.

Engagements & Weddings in Hawaii

Hawaii All-Inclusive vacation Packages

All Inclusive Dinner Package at a Hawaiian ResortAdd an All-Inclusive Package to Your Honeymoon or Vacation in Hawaii

Although you won't find the Caribbean-style all-inclusive resorts in the Hawaiian Islands, that doesn't mean you need to miss out out on the all-inclusive holiday experience for your vacation or honeymoon! Here's 3 suppliers/resorts that are offering all-inclusive packages and hotel add-ons:

  • Aloha Hawaiian Vacations All-Inclusive Packages - a wide selection of vacations, from short 4 day getaways right up to an 11 day all-inclusive luxury package. Choose from romantic destinations and resorts in Waikiki, Maui, the Big Island and Kauai. They feature wedding and honeymoon packages as well.
  • Royal Lahaina Resort, Maui - Going all-inclusive on the Valley Isle is easy at this super-romantic resort in Lahaina. Check out their Royal Experience which offers daily breakfasts and daily luaus for 2, $200 resort credit and more.
  • TripMasters All-Inclusive Hawaii Vacation Packages - Fully customizable holidays where you can select from tailor-made packages or build your own itinerary. There's 2 and 3 island combos, Honeymoon in Hawaii packages, plus excursions themed on road trips, beaches, volcanoes and more.

More Deals on Romantic Hawaii Vacations 

  • Hawaii Cruise Deals - 7, 11 and 15 day cruise itineraries with stops at the most romantic ports in the Hawaiian Islands. Cruising is a great way to sample several islands on one trip, and can help you decide on which one to spend the most time on for your next trip.

5 Islands - 5 Romantic Hawaii Beaches

Couple Walking Together on Kaanapali Beach, MauiKa'anapali Beach on Maui is a Fantastic Spot for Romantic Getaways

1. Tunnels Beach, Kauai - as Hwy 560 dead ends on the North Shore, you're left with a beach framed by a thundering turquoise surf, mountains covered in a lush rain forest, palm trees almost dipping right into the Pacific, and jaw-dropping sunsets.  

2. Makapu'u Beach, Oahu - those who think Oahu is Waikiki only miss out on some of the island's most beautifully romantic spots by the waves, including this secluded long strip of fine sand next to towering Makapu'u Point.

3. Ka'anapali Beach, Maui - gorgeous 3 miles of golden sand bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, and resorts, oceanfront dining and the enticing Ka'anapali Beach Walk to the east.

4. Hapuna Beach, Island of Hawaii - this huge white-sand Kohala Coast beach is one of the best places for couples to swim & have fun in the water on the Big Island.

5. Papohaku Beach, Molokai - not a great swimming beach, but a fine spot for a romantic picnic. And being on the west side Molokai, perfect for sunsets.

3 romantic hawaiian resort pools

four seasons resort oahu at ko olina

Romantic pool at the Four Seasons Resort Ko Olina, OahuInfinity Pool at the Four Seasons oahu Ko Olina ©TripAdvisor
  • Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina - Sipping a cocktail at the adults-only infinity pool any time around sunset here is an incredible experience, and well-worth the splurge at this romantic resort on Oahu's western coast. 2022 ERV Rating*: 92% - Excellent. (92-1001 Olani St, Kapolei HI 808-679-0079)   

grand wailea resort maui

Activity Pool at the Grand Wailea Resort on MauiGrand Wailea Resort Maui ©TripAdvisor
Adults-Only Pool at Sunset, Grand Wailea Resort, MauiGrand Wailea Adults-Only Pool ©TripAdvisor
  • Grand Wailea Maui - An amazing assortment of no less than 9 different pools, including an activity pool, a lazy river and the adults-only Hibiscus Pool. You can rent a cabana too, and the beach is just a few steps away. 2022 ERV Rating*: 80% - Very Good. (3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea HI 808-875-1234)  

royal sonesta kauai resort lihue

Pool at the Royal Sonesta Resort Lihue KauaiBeautiful Pool at the Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort, Lihue Kauai
  • Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue - combine an ultra-romantic island like Kauai with a jaw-droppingly gorgeous pool like the one at this Royal Sonesta, and you have a winning combo. It's also the largest pool on one-level in all of Hawaii! 2022 ERV Rating*: 82% - Very Good. (3610 Rice St, Lihue HI 808-245-5050)

*ERV Rating: our unique, non-scientific ratings for romantic accommodation include:

  • Amenities: including Whirlpool bath or JACUZZI® Tub, scenic view, fireplace, lounge, etc
  • Location: proximity of hotel to restaurants, pubs, downtown, etc
  • Clientele: demographic the hotel attracts (couples, families, business travelers, etc)
  • Popularity: based social media & crowd-sourced reviews 
  • Value: product offered compared to room rate 
  • Please Note: percentage ratings are not absolute but for comparative use only  

√ COVID Safety Plan: identifies hotels and inns that clearly indicate they are taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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